Bach Ma Mountain
(White Horse) Mount is 60 km south of Hue city. It is still a famous resort. It is about
1,450m above sea level in a transition zone of the northern and southern climate, so it
bears a temperate climate, similar to Sapa, Tam Dao, Da Lat, etc. There, the green
vegetation is abundant all the year round. The animals are also rich with chirps and calls
all days and nights which sound both wild and familiar...
Bach Ma Mount also has many limpid brooks and picturesque waterfalls. At
the 16th kilometer on Cau Hai - Bach Ma road, turning left and walk for 20 to 30 minutes,
tourists will also find 400m high, 20m wide Do Quyen waterfall which suddenly appears as
if it were suspended in the sky... In the summer, rhododendron flowers are blooming on
both sides of the fall like two huge flowery silk carpets. In the centre of the resort is
Bac (Silver) waterfall, only 10m high and 40m wide and look like a spotless white curtain
swayed by the wind.
More than half a century ago, the French
recognized the beauty of Bach Ma and began to develop it. Within 5 years (1942-1946), 139
villas were continuously built under the foliage of old trees and by sheer cliffs.
From the top of Bach Ma, people can view
landscapes of Hai Van Pass, Tuy Van mount, Cau Hai lagoon with heaving fishing boats and
even the shimmering electrical lights of Hue city at night as well as the huge and
boundless Eastern Sea.